03 May 2021

Ford partners with ARB for Ranger and Everest accessories

ARB accessories will soon be on the options list at Ford dealers for both Ranger ute and Everest wagon. Ford Australia today announced that it will offer ARB accessories at the dealership level on new Ranger and Everest models and are covered by Ford’s full five-year warranty. While the list

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03 May 2021

Wolf retro electric ute from Alpha Motor detailed

The third vehicle from US EV startup features single or dual electric motors, up to 440km range and 1360kg tow capacity. One of many EV startups aiming for a slice of the lucrative US pickup market, California-based Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled their ‘Wolf’ pickup/ute. Described as a “fun utility

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07 Apr 2021

Hummer SUV: What electric off-roading looks like

GMC has revealed images and details on its first all-electric off-roader, the Hummer SUV. Joining the likes of Rivian’s R1S and Tesla’s Cybertruck, GMC’s Hummer EV shows what the first iteration of electric off-roaders looks like. Sitting on a shortened version of the Hummer pickup truck’s electric architecture, the battery

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19 Mar 2021

What to look for when buying an old 4×4

Option codes, factory standard and unmolested – does it really matter when looking to buy your own slice of 4×4 history? As the thirst for classic old four-wheel drives increases, the level of detail required for a classic off-roader to be considered original can become pedantic.  At the affordable end

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16 Feb 2021

Jeep Gladiator Sport S entry-level shaves $10,000 off price

Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings

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28 Jan 2021

How does a sway bar disconnect help off-road?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

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28 Jan 2021

ARB BASE Rack for new Isuzu D-Max, BT-50 and more

An expanded range of racks from ARB brings more accessories to some of the country’s most popular dual-cab utes. ARB has expanded its BASE Rack range with cab racks to suit the new 2020-onward Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, and the popular Toyota Hilux (2005-2015 and 2015+) and Ford Ranger (2011-on).

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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15 Jan 2021

Lada Niva to return

The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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12 Nov 2020

Polaris Reveal ‘RZR Pro XP’ Factory Dakar Entry

Polaris will make its first-ever factory assault on the SSV category in the 2021 Dakar Rally, announcing a three-car entry, fielding a modified version of the RZR Pro XP. While Polaris has been successful in US off-road racing, including the Baja 500 and this year’s UTV World Championship, they’ve yet

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09 Nov 2020

Avida backs ‘Bona Fide Legends’ competition

Ten-days in a luxury Avida motorhome up for grabs with $1,000 spending money Avida has thrown their support behind Tripe M’s ‘Bona-Fide Legends’ competition, offering the hire of a luxury Avida motorhome and $1,000 spending money. Triple M Night Shift host Luke Bona launched Bona-Fide Legends this month – a

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02 Nov 2020

GWM Ute priced at $34k drive-away

All-new dual-cab ute model to enter Australian market Q4 this year and remains keenly priced against rivals. Great Wall Motors will rebrand as GWM when it introduces an all-new dual-cab model later this year. Keeping nomenclature short, the new ute will simply be called, ‘Ute’. It entry-level Cannon model is

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29 Oct 2020

New Isuzu MU-X set for 2021

Isuzu’s new MU-X finally unveiled, and it looks like a welcome upgrade. Isuzu has unveiled the second-generation MU-X in Thailand, showing a much improved seven-seat four-wheel drive which will bolster the model’s sales. Arriving around 12 months after the new D-Max’s launch, we expect the MU-X will arrive in Australia

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